Here I am, starting another 7-year cycle and aiming higher than ever as I intend to combine knowledge, skills and technology to let words connect worlds.
With so much uncertainty on the horizon, how about revising our business setup or thinking of creating a more formal structure for our work?
The sooner we start thinking about RSI as a distinct format different from all other forms of interpreting out there, the sooner we will be able to embrace it in its own right.
Last May, Sheila Harkatz, founder of Mujeres en Carrera, a Latin American Edtech initiative that promotes business and financial inclusion of girls and women, invited me to present a webinar about multicultural communication and doing business internationally.
It was a great opportunity to share my experiences and lessons learned in my work as a diplomatic interpreter about how different cultures interact and communicate.
Interpreting is not magic, it is a gift!
Just remember: A competent interpreter will give you marzipan. A great interpreter will give you a gift.